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A Retro Gamer’s 12 Days Of Christmas: The Third Day, Omikron: The Nomad Soul

On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me, three french hens.

Ah the french. A great people who have given us french fries, the french coffee press, and the Napoleon complex. Delectable culinary delights and phallic insecurities aside, France is also home to several magnifique game developers which includes Quantic Dream. They are best known for Fahrenheit and Heavy Rain but Omikron: The Nomad Soul stands out due to the musical contributions made by the late great David Bowie.

Crystal Dynamics Gex 3DO PlayStation Sega Saturn

Crystal Dyanamics Turns 25 Years Old, Buckle Up for Ride Down Memory Lane

Raise your hand if you remember the early days of Crystal Dynamics. The days of Off-World Interceptor and Total Eclipse on 3DO, Solar Eclipse on Sega Saturn. Who can forget Gex, Legacy of Kain, and Tomb Raider more recently? Yep, the company behind those games is turning 25 years old. I remember the days when it was uncertain if they would successfully transition from the 3DO to the newly launched PlayStation and Sega Saturn consoles. To look back today and realize that was 25 years ago? Man, I am old.

Astronomer Atari 2600

View Heavenly Bodies on Atari 2600 with Astronomer

If you think “all” ideas for games have already been done, then you have not tried Astronomer on the Atari 2600. Yep, you read that right. An independent developer is working on an Atari 2600 game that is based on astronomy. You can even play it online right now. Link after the jump, of course.

Super Mario Kart Super Nintendo

The Top Retro Games that Bring People Together

Video games are a social experience. Either through playing with people or chatting to them about games, it’s a widespread hobby with thousands of different niches and nuances, including retro gaming! But some games still reign higher than others: a great example would be comparing Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, which has brought millions of players to work and fight together towards a goal, to The Witcher, which is an incredibly popular but nevertheless still a single-player game. But, which other games from years past have created the biggest communities and brought the most people together?

A Retro Gamer’s 12 Days Of Christmas: The Second Day, TMNT: Mutant Melee

On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, two turtle doves.

Ninja turtles and Christmas go together like peanut butter and jelly, Link and Zelda, and Trump and Twitter. I remember many a Christmas morning tearing into a festively wrapped ninja turtle action playset box and happily facing off against the Foot Clan with Donatello because yes, the size of your weapon does matter. Sorry Raph.

Aliens vs Predator Atari Jaguar

Atari Jaguar Emulator Comes to Android Platform

Emulation and Android are almost synonymous with each other. There are plenty of options, both free and paid, available for just about every popular platform to see the light of day (anyone working on a Nemo emulator?). Now, we can add another Atari Jaguar emulator (RetroArch being another) via IrataJaguar. If you plan on running intense games like Aliens vs Predator, you may want to read on. For the rest of you, the Google Play Store link is available after the jump.

A Retro Gamer’s 12 Days Of Christmas: The First Day, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2

On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me, a partridge in a pear tree.

You are probably asking yourself, how the hell did I get Tony Hawk Pro Skater out of the lyric “a partridge in a pear tree”? Well unfortunately, there is neither a version of Rock Band: The Partridge Family nor a game in which a pear plays a dominate role. The closest fruit related character I could think of was Princess Peach but since she is always in another damn castle, we are on a break at the moment. The carol is heavy on its bird references and while I have made every effort to limit my bird references, I might as well get the first one out of the way.

Armed aka Aftermath Sega Saturn Unreleased Prototype

Unreleased Sega Saturn Game Sold on eBay Auction Service (Updated with New Information)

It is not all that often that we get news that a Sega Saturn prototype has surfaced. Armed, an unreleased game by Point of View who was developing it for Interplay, is a 2D side scrolling action game. Everything seems to feature pre-rendered graphics (you either love the style or hate it), some parts are missing music and there are no cut scenes in this build. This title was originally in development during the mid-1990’s with a possible release date set mid to late 90’s. According to the eBay listing, this build of Armed is fully playable. The Buy It Now price was set at $2,500 plus $20 shipping, it has since sold and is presumably on the way to its new owner. There is good news for those wanting to play this unreleased Saturn game, after the jump of course.

Tomb Raider

Lara Croft: New Sales Details Reveal Retro Gaming Icon is in Rude Health

It says a lot about how quickly technology and the gaming world have evolved that a character which first hit our screens just over 20 years ago can be placed in the pantheon of much-loved retro gaming icons. However, the adventures of everyone’s favorite Tomb Raider Lara Croft have been such an important part of modern console gaming that she deserves to be treated with a huge amount of respect.

5 Best Nintendo Switch Games That You Should Go for Now

Are you a yet another video-game freak? Then, the fantastic Nintendo Switch games are there for you as the next level of fun and excitement. It is an excellent game console which is creating a huge buzz nowadays. Haven’t you heard about the same yet? Well, I must say that these switch games are something really striking and mind-blowing both.

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